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Fire in the Ozarks: tree-ring research reveals widespread fires in region’s past

Scientists at the University of Missouri have found historical evidence of widespread, recurring wildfires in the Ozarks and elsewhere by studying old tree stumps, some of which date to the 1500s and earlier. These researchers’ findings are now available online in a multimedia fire history presentation, “Fire in the Ozarks: Burning by humans has shaped…

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Of thanks & blessings

It was well before first light on what would turn out to be a beautiful spring morning for a turkey hunt.   Preston Spencer, co-founder of the YouTube Channel Mid-Mo Reapers, had the joyful challenge of getting his 6-year-old daughter, Ellie, from the truck to the blind without having her get spooked. I have been…

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